Life-cycle assessment for energy analysis and management

Helias A. Udo de Haes*, Reinout Heijungs

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    Life-cycle assessment (LCA) is a form of chain analysis in which structural pathways in the economic system are delineated and connected to environmental problems. As such, it can be seen as an extension of, or a complement to, energy analysis. The main developments over the past 30 years are sketched in a perspective that puts an emphasis on standardization and scientific consensus creation. We end with a logical next development: a closer cooperation and harmonization with the domain of energy analysis, and an expected growing interest from the energy-application side.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)817-827
    Number of pages11
    JournalApplied Energy
    Issue number7-8
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007


    • Energy analysis
    • Energy systems
    • Life cycle assessment (LCA)


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